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The Underwater Encounters series delivers intriguing facts and first-hand accounts as told by an adventurous and well-respected author/diver, Elizabeth Cook, and the acclaimed underwater photographer, Robert Yin.  Readers come face-to-face with some of the most interesting animals imaginable - directly from the depths of the world's mysterious seas.  Students love to learn how ocean animals hunt, hide, and communicate. 

A special enhanced educational section within each book, titled "Protecting Our Blue Planet" identifies specific activities to help care for the blue planet. This series inspires readers to make a difference to the future of our oceans while educating students on marine life diversity.

Topics introduced in the Underwater Encounters series includes explanations on how sea creatures use camouflage to disguise themselves, why fish swim in schools, and which animals are dangerous to swimmers, divers, and snorkelers.

Key Features: 

  • Intriguing tales of encounters with ocean creatures
  • Compelling explanations of marine life behavior
  • Stunning underwater color photographs
  • Captivating content that keeps the reader engaged and helps to develop vocabulary skills
  • First-hand anecdotes that capture the reader's sense of adventure
  • Fascinating collections of sea life, from tricky and clever to stinging and treacherous
  • Promotes awareness of environmental issues
  • Provides practical ideas for students to become involved in protecting marine ecosystems
  • Includes links to relevant websites for further student research
  • Reading level 26 S (fourth grade)

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